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John Barker
Ferrari Testarossa review, history and specs: TR generations driven back-to-back
Ferrari

Ferrari Testarossa review, history and specs: TR generations driven back-to-back

One of the most dramatic of all Ferraris, yet also one of the biggest sellers. We drive all three variants and reassess the phenomenon that is the Tes…
6 Oct 2020
Ferrari Roma 2020 review – a new take on the Italian GT
Ferrari

Ferrari Roma 2020 review – a new take on the Italian GT

Direct, engaging handling and superb ride quality, plus strong performance: the sharp-suited Roma nails its GT brief
5 Aug 2020
Audi R8 V10 RWD 2020 review – the full-time follow up to the RWS
Audi R8

Audi R8 V10 RWD 2020 review – the full-time follow up to the RWS

Entry-level R8 is rear-drive and a bit lighter, but ultimately proves no sportier or more engaging than the quattro V10
24 Jul 2020
Car handling explained: the past, present and future
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Car handling explained: the past, present and future

Two decades after evo first quizzed the automotive industry’s leading engineers about what makes a great-handling car, we ask the question today to se…
23 Jul 2020
Toyota Corolla AE86: review, history, prices and specs
Toyota

Toyota Corolla AE86: review, history, prices and specs

Cult cartoon star, choice of drifting legends, and a rear-driver of considerable repute in its own right. More than 35 years after its launch, can the…
5 Jul 2020
Electric performance cars: will an EV ever really deliver?
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Electric performance cars: will an EV ever really deliver?

The electric performance car is here to stay, so we weigh up the pros and cons of what might evo cars of the future
7 Jun 2020
Lotus Elise S1: review, specs and buying guide
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Lotus Elise S1: review, specs and buying guide

Values of the original Elise are on the move, so if you’re after one don’t hang about. Let evo’s guide help you identify your perfect Lotus lightweigh…
10 May 2020
Litchfield: behind the scenes at the famous car tuner
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Litchfield: behind the scenes at the famous car tuner

From importing Imprezas to creating a 2000bhp Nissan GT-R, Iain Litchfield talks to evo about his company’s 21-year journey to the position of one of …
8 May 2020
Synthetic fuels explained: is there such a thing as carbon neutral petrol?
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Synthetic fuels explained: is there such a thing as carbon neutral petrol?

Could carbon-neutral synthetic fuels save the internal combustion engine and safeguard the future of the cars we love?
9 Apr 2020
Ferrari F8 Tributo review – still want that McLaren 720S?
Ferrari

Ferrari F8 Tributo review – still want that McLaren 720S?

Replacement for the 488 GTB gets the Pista’s 710bhp V8, plus some trick chassis upgrades
3 Sep 2019
Hyundai i30 N vs Ford Fiesta ST - rally-derived hot hatches go head-to-head
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Hyundai i30 N vs Ford Fiesta ST - rally-derived hot hatches go head-to-head

The closest showroom cars you can get to present-day WRC contenders are Hyundai’s i30 N and Ford’s Fiesta ST. Which of these hot hatches better transf…
2 Sep 2019
Best car tyres: evo performance tyre test
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Best car tyres: evo performance tyre test

This year we put the most popular 18in performance tyre, the 224/40 R18, through evo’s uniquely demanding test regime
1 Sep 2019
Porsche 968 Club Sport - behind the wheel of an icon
Porsche 968 Club Sport
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Porsche 968 Club Sport - behind the wheel of an icon

Not all track-leaning Porsche specials are 911s. 25 years ago, the unloved entry-level 968 was transformed with a Club Sport makeover
8 Jun 2019
Driver modes - do they offer genuine benefits?
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Driver modes - do they offer genuine benefits?

More and more cars now come with driver modes. But do they offer genuine benefits, or is it all just marketing hype?
20 Jan 2019
Porsche 911 GT3 vs Lotus Evora GT430
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Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche 911 GT3 vs Lotus Evora GT430

Is the fastest, most expensive road-going Lotus to come out of Hethel enough to oust the mighty Porsche 911 GT3 from its lofty perch?
10 Sep 2018
Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R vs Lotus Carlton
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Vauxhall VXR8 coupe

Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R vs Lotus Carlton

Vauxhall's final, brilliant VXR8 GTS-R celebrated the end of the Aussie muscle car, can it still learn anything from its great granddad?
3 Sep 2018
Best car tyres: evo performance tyre test
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Best car tyres: evo performance tyre test

This year we put the most popular 19in performance tyre, the 235/35 R19, through evo’s uniquely demanding test
31 Aug 2018
Best car tyres: evo performance tyre test
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Best car tyres: evo performance tyre test

This year we put the most popular 19in performance tyre, the 235/35 R19, through evo’s uniquely demanding test
31 Aug 2018
Best car tyres: evo performance tyre test
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Features

Best car tyres: evo performance tyre test

This year we put the most popular 19in performance tyre, the 235/35 R19, through evo’s uniquely demanding test
31 Aug 2018
Best car tyres: evo performance tyre test
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Features

Best car tyres: evo performance tyre test

This year we put the most popular 19in performance tyre, the 235/35 R19, through evo’s uniquely demanding test
31 Aug 2018
Best car tyres: evo performance tyre test
tyre test header
Features

Best car tyres: evo performance tyre test

This year we put the most popular 19in performance tyre, the 235/35 R19, through evo’s uniquely demanding test
31 Aug 2018
Best car tyres: evo performance tyre test
tyre test header
Features

Best car tyres: evo performance tyre test

This year we put the most popular 19in performance tyre, the 235/35 R19, through evo’s uniquely demanding test
31 Aug 2018
Porsche 911 GT3 996 vs GT3 991: old vs new hardcore Porsches
Porsche 911 GT3 991 and 996
Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche 911 GT3 996 vs GT3 991: old vs new hardcore Porsches

The GT3 symbolises everything we look for in a great drivers’ car – the ability to thrill. We drive the 996 and 991 back-to-back.
23 Jun 2018
Nissan Skyline GT-R R34: review
Nissan Skyline coupe

Nissan Skyline GT-R R34: review

The last of the original Skylines and the first to be officially imported into the UK, there is no disputing the R34 GT-R’s icon status.
27 Apr 2018